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Type Surname (ornamental)
Usage Finnish

Meaning & History

From laakso ‘valley’, generally an ornamental name adopted during the name conversion movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Often, it was adopted by Finnish bearers of Swedish names containing the Swedish element dal ‘valley’.
Added 12/30/2015 by cutenose
Edited 7/24/2017 by LMS and cutenose